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CNN defends report saying network "does not lie" in response to Trump attack

Trump addressing a CNN reporter
Trump addressing a CNN reporter. Photo: Don Emmert/Getty Images

CNN upped its defense against President Trump, arguing "CNN does not lie" after the president claimed the network was "caught in a major lie," and accused Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, known for his Watergate reporting, of "making up" the story about Michael Cohen's willingness to talk to Robert Mueller regarding the Trump Tower meeting.

The big picture: It was later revealed that Michael Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis was an anonymous source in the story, and he eventually walked back his claims that Trump knew about the meeting before hand, according to his client. Axios' Sara Fisher notes it appears as is if CNN may have gotten played at least a little on this, and standing by their reporting so whole-heartedly is inviting a lot of criticism from the right.